DIY Chair Reupohlstery

So recently, as I was taking our garbage to the dump, I came across this beauty! If you look past the dated and torn fabric you'll see how beautiful her shape is and the potential she has. I tossed her in the back of my explorer and to my house she went.

For this DIY you'll need:

  • Fabric
  • Staple Gun
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Spray Paint
  • Foam for the Cushion
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Decorative Nails
The Destruction

 I started off by stripping her down to her bones and giving her a good scrub, tearing off the fabric with pliers and discarding all the fluff.

I then moved on to wrapping the back rest in my fabric and roughly cutting around it leaving a little over lap. I sprayed the stuffing with spray adhesive and smoothed my fabric over it, then folded the material over the edges and stapled it into place.


For the bottom of the chair I took two pieces of foam and glued them together and then glued them to the base of the seat.

Just like with the back rest, I wrapped my material around the seat cushion and roughly cut around it leaving a good amount for over lap. I sprayed the cushion with spray adhesive, smoothed my material over it and stapled it into place. 

I took a quick break from the cushions and took the frame outside to spray paint it. I tried a geometric design on the frame, hence the tape and bags, but the colors weren't contrasting enough for my liking. So  instead I just sprayed the whole frame this GORGEOUS rose gold color.

While that was drying I headed back inside to finish up the cushions. I used these decorative nails along the top of the back rest and along the bottom of the seat cushion 

After the frame dried I reassembled her and she was finished!

I hope this was helpful for anyone wanting to give an older piece of furniture a facelift or new life! I'll be doing more of these soon for you. Feel free to comment what you would like to see or any questions you have about this project. Thanks for reading! 


1 comment

  • You have a great eye for style! Turned out gorgeous!


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